One H A C C Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999
Phone: (717) 780-2300; Fax: (717) 780-1900

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. John J. Sygielski, President
Enrollment (Headcount): 18837 Undergraduate
Control: Public
Affiliation: Government-Local- none
2015 Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges - High Transfer-High Traditional
Approved Credential Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (< 1 year), Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: Gettysburg Campus, Gettysburg, PA; Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, PA; Lebanon Campus, Lebanon, PA; York Campus, York, PA
Additional Locations: Community Center for Technology & Arts, Harrisburg, PA; Franklin County Career and Technology Center, Chambersburg, PA; Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg, PA; Kinsley Education Center, York, PA; Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, Lebanon, PA; Lebanon Training Center for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners, Lebanon, PA; Midtown Site, Harrisburg, PA; Mill Creek Cabinetry, Elizabethtown, PA; Penn Center, Harrisburg, PA
Other Instructional Sites: Adams County Business Education Partnership, Gettysburg, PA; Adams County Tech Prep, Gettysburg, PA; Army War College - Carlisle, Carlisle, PA; Associated Builders & Contractors Inc, Manheim, PA; Bermudian Springs High School, York Springs, PA; Big Spring HS, Newville, PA; Biglerville High School, Biglerville, PA; Blue Ridge Country Club, Harrisburg, PA; Boiling Springs High School, Boiling Springs, PA; Bricco Restaurant, Harrisburg, PA; Bright Side Opportunity Center, Lancaster, PA; Brownstown-Lancaster Cty CTC, Brownstown, PA; Business Central, Carlisle, PA; Carlisle High School, Carlisle, PA; Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill, PA; Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon, PA; Central York HS, York, PA; Chambersburg Area HS, Chambersburg, PA; Chambersburg Career Magnet School, Chambersburg, PA; Columbia HS, Columbia, PA; Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, PA; Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Camp Hill, PA; Cumberland Valley Christian School, Chambersburg, PA; Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, PA; Cumberland/Perry Area Vo-Tech, Mechanicsburg, PA; Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown, PA; Dauphin County Vo-Tech, Harrisburg, PA; Defense Distribution Susquehanna PA, New Cumberland, PA; Department of Revenue, Harrisburg, PA; Donegal High School, Mt. Joy, PA; Dover Area High School, Dover, PA; Eastern Lebanon County High School, Myerstown, PA; Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown, PA; Ephrata High School, Ephrata, PA; Fairfield Area High School, Fairfield, PA; Family Center of Gap, Gap, PA; Franklin Co Career/Tech Center, Chambersburg, PA; Garden Spot HS, New Holland, PA; Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, PA; Gettysburg Area High School, Gettysburg, PA; Greencastle-Atrium High School, Greencastle, PA; Greenwood HS, Millerstown, PA; Halifax Area High School, Halifax, PA; Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence, Hanover, PA; Hanover High School, Hanover, PA; Hanover Hospital Community Health Education Center, Hanover, PA; Harrisburg Christian School, Harrisburg, PA; Harrisburg Hilton, Harrisburg, PA; Harrisburg HS of Sci & Tech, Harrisburg, PA; Hempfield Senior High School, Landisville, PA; IEC Training Facility, Mechanicsburg, PA; Juniata High School, Mifflintown, PA; Kennard-Dale High School, Fawn Grove, PA; Lampeter Strasburg High School, Lampeter, PA; Lancaster Catholic High School, Lancaster, PA; Lancaster City Hall, Lancaster, PA; Lancaster Mennonite School, Lancaster, PA; Lebanon Senior High School, Lebanon, PA; Littlestown Area HS, Littlestown, PA; Lower Dauphin High School, Hummelstown, PA; Manheim Central High School, Manheim, PA; Manheim Township High School, Lancaster, PA; Mechanicsburg Area High School, Mechanicsburg, PA; Millersburg High School, Millersburg, PA; Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA; Mount Joy-Lancaster Cty CTC, Mount Joy, PA; New Covenant Christian School, Lebanon, PA; New Oxford High School, New Oxford, PA; North Lebanon High School, Fredericksburg, PA; Northeastern High School, Manchester, PA; Northern York High School, Dillsburg, PA; Octorara Area High School, Atglen, PA; PA National Guard in Middletown, Middletown, PA; Palmyra HS, Palmyra, PA; Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA; Red Lion Area Senior High School, Red Lion, PA; Redland High School, Lewisberry, PA; Shalom Christian Academy, Chambersburg, PA; South Western High School, Hanover, PA; Spanish American Civic Assoc., Lancaster, PA; Spring Grove Area High School, Spring Grove, PA; SUN Career & Technical Center, New Berlin, PA; Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg, PA; Tulpehocken HS, Bernville, PA; Upper Dauphin HS, Elizabethville, PA; Warwick High School, Lititz, PA; West Perry Senior High School, Elliottsburg, PA; William Penn Senior High, York, PA; Williams Valley High School, Tower City, PA; Willow Street-Lancaster Cty CTC, Willow Street, PA; York County School of Technology, York, PA
Status: Member since 1967
Last Reaffirmed: June 21, 2018

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 21, 2018: To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of self-study process and report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 26, 2014: To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To remove the warning because the institution is now in compliance with Standard 12 (General Education) and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due March 1, 2016, documenting further evidence of the assessment of general education outcomes, and evidence that such assessment results are utilized to improve teaching and learning (Standard 12). The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2017 - 2018.
January 5, 2015: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to increase the number of clock hours required for the successful completion of the Act 120 Police Academy program. To remind the institution of the progress report, due March 1, 2016, documenting further evidence of the assessment of general education outcomes, and evidence that such assessment results are utilized to improve teaching and learning (Standard 12). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.
June 23, 2016: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2017-2018.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026 - 2027

Date Printed: July 15, 2018


Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.